Kevin Martin

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Kevin Martin

During his career, Martin brought his teams to two million dollars. Kevin is particularly well known for his ability to carry out strikes virtually impossible in very difficult situations – this talent he developed to such an extent that the amateur curling an expression of ‘do Martin’ – ‘to perform a very difficult blow. ” Kevin was the first athlete who managed to win once in all competitions Series ‘Grand Slam’.

Author: Ivan Matkovskiy

Kevin Martin – Canadian player in curling, one of the best in modern sport. Kevin – four-time champion of the Canadian Brier championship, two-time Olympian and former World Champion and eleven-holder of the title ‘Grand Slam’ World curling tournament. During his career, Martin brought his teams to two million dollars. Kevin is particularly well known for his ability to carry out strikes virtually impossible in very difficult situations – this talent he developed to such an extent that the amateur curling an expression of ‘do Martin’ – ‘to perform a very difficult blow. ” Kevin was the first athlete who managed to win once in all competitions Series ‘Grand Slam’.

For the first time in the sports arena, Martin appeared in the 1985th, when his team – the team of Alberta; Kevin then played Richard Feeney, Dan Petrik and Michael Berger – won the Canadian Junior Championships. This victory opened the way to the athlete’s Junior World Championship 1986. Successive competition team went undefeated Kevin; followed by a victory in the semifinals, in the match against Sweden and, unfortunately, the defeat with a score of 7: 6 in the final. Canadians have given way to Scotland, but the beginning of his career, Kevin was laid notable.

Going by age group of juniors, Martin formed a new team. In 1991 he played so well in the championship Breyer, that he was invited to the Olympics 1992 – curling was still only just entered into vogue. Martin won three consecutive matches, but lost to the Swiss in the semifinals, and in the battle for the bronze – the US team.

In 1997 Martin were thinking once again be included in the Canadian team for the Olympic Games; Olympics 1998 curling became the first full-fledged sport. In the qualifying competition, Kevin shared the second place with Ed Verenich; in the finals he defeated Verenich, but lost to little-known at the time Mike Harris.

At the Winter Olympics of 2002, Martin was still. In consecutive games his team lost only once; in the semifinals, he defeated the national team of Sweden. In the final against the Canadians left the Norwegians; Unfortunately, in the last End Martin unsuccessfully spent one throw and got gold skip Norwegians Pal Truls. Martin got silver – at the time, the third silver medal of the competition of this level in his piggy bank.

On April 26, 2006, Kevin announced that his team – it then consisted of Olympic silver medalist Don Bartlett, Carter Rycroft and Don Uolchuk – breaks. The team did not cope with the qualifying matches of 2005, did not succeed in the competition ‘Grand Sla

m ‘in the 2005-2006 season, and in the end came only fourth in the tournament Breyer.

The new team rather quickly won the championship of Alberta, and then made a very good tournament Breyer. Defeating them there could not be; however, it became a kind of consolation World curling tournament, where Martin companions took three of the four major awards.

Canadian qualifying round for the Olympic Games of 2010, Kevin’s team was held in his hometown of Edmonton. In consecutive games they lost only once – according to Martin, because of the poor quality of the ice. Having overcome the first undefeated Glenn Howard in consecutive matches, Kevin was in the semifinals and then the finals, where he again fought with Howard. The long anticipated by many curling fans battle of two titans of the main Canada turned out to be almost clowning – Martin literally smeared his opponent on the ice, winning with a score of 7: 3 and secured a place in the Olympic team.

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